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Description

Essentially a side-on scrolling beat 'em up in the vain of The Way of the Exploding Fist, but with an epic storyline and puzzles a-plenty.

The introduction, now an Amiga classic, shows the Beast-mage stealing your infant sister and the purpose of the game is to rescue her back. On the way a variety of puzzles, sub-quests and really nasty monsters dog your every step.

Screenshots

Shadow of the Beast II Atari ST Big red monster.
Shadow of the Beast II SEGA CD Save this guy and he sends you on a quest.
Shadow of the Beast II SEGA CD Intro Title
Shadow of the Beast II Atari ST Watch out for green blobs.

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Alternate Titles

  • "シャドー・オブ・ザ・ビーストⅡ 獣神の呪縛" -- Japanese spelling
  • "SOTB2" -- Informal title
  • "Shadow of the Beast II: Jūshin no Jubaku" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

The One Amiga Sep, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Feb, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Feb, 1995 35 out of 50 70
Mean Machines Genesis Jan, 1993 58 out of 100 58
Mega Fun SEGA CD Aug, 1994 50 out of 100 50
Play Time SEGA CD Aug, 1994 45 out of 100 45
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1990 42 out of 100 42
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1990 37 out of 100 37
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1993 27 out of 100 27

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Trivia

Development

The original game was developed using a 25Mhz PC in PDS 2. Whereas the graphics were created on a 25Mhz Amiga 2000 with a 68030 processor board.

The next game in development after this became the shoot 'em up, Awesome.

Manual

According to the Amiga game manual, it took:
    Fact Box -
  • Total Memory Used: 3.5 megabytes
  • Graphics Data: 2 megabytes
  • Music & Sound Data: 1 megabyte
  • Music Sample Rate: 20 kilohertz
  • Screen Update: 50 time a second
  • Project Duration: 12 months

Awards

  • EMAP Image's Golden Joystick 1991
    • April 1991: Best Graphics - 16 Bit

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